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    Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 2:23pm
Here's the situation:
If I have a brand new _single hander_ boat straight out of the showroom.

I race at club A normally, and often also at club B that is about 1Km up the coast.
So how would I sail up to club B and sign on with no launch trolley (it is a stone/gravel shore) ?

Thoughts:
1. Take some old carpet / lino with me and haul up on that.
2. Borrow a trolley when I get there  Smile
3. Ask a nice person to hold my shiny new craft while I sign on.
4. Call in at Club B on the way to Club A and try to sign in well in advance.
5. Take a VHF !

Hmm..

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Option 6 - buy another new boat and keep one at each club.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote radixon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 2:32pm
7 - email club b and ask themwhat you can do. I am sure someone will have an idea. I'd say 5 is the best bet anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 2:52pm
Do a GRF and just dump it on the gravel - ouch...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 2:54pm
8. anyone got that photo of Graeme's brand new RS100 being dragged up Hythe beach....

the moral of the story, f*ck it, it'll get a scratch eventually. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 3:13pm
Run it up the beach and step out onto dry land, is there any other way?

There was this guy at our club he wouldn't come ashore unless there were enough folk to carry him and the boat off the water and onto the trailer, haven't seen much of him lately, think he's still out there...  somewhere..

I tried to get some of the young dumb and dumberers trained to walk in carrying me and the RS100 until I floated off, offered to buy them snorkels and everything, they very unreasonably refused, no respect kids today..


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 4:04pm
Originally posted by G.R.F.

There was this guy at our club he wouldn't come ashore unless there were enough folk to carry him and the boat off the water and onto the trailer, haven't seen much of him lately, think he's still out there...  somewhere..
 
 
Is this him?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote THUNT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 4:36pm
Stop at club B whilst driving past (if you are!) and sign on and then drive to Club A, rig up and go sailing!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 4:42pm
I'm assuming you have another dilemma in signing off (and within some sort of time limit)?
 
Perhaps an approach to the Race committee of club B with the issue might allow some sort of workable arrangement to be put in place.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RoundTheBow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 12 at 6:37pm
Andymac, reckon that's the best option. Maybe they could lay a red carpet over the slipway :)
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